2. Briefly summarize the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the lecture and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook. Rather a believer in Christ or not, the question is present that if God is so good and almighty in love then why does He allow for evil and suffering. While God did create humans with love, in the beginning, humans consciously turned their backs away from the fear of God and lost their wisdom and protection. Due to man being created with free will to do as they please, yet disobeying God’s command there had to be consequences ‘Suffering exists because humans wished to experience a world that was opposite from that which God intended” (Ch. 9). This created a larger boarder between man and God; however, God was able to use suffering to bring man closer to Him so they would flee to Him in times of suffering. 3. Briefly summarize the Christian worldview’s response to the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the lecture and/or Chapter 9 in the textbook. In the Christian worldview, evil and suffering are consequences of the first of mankind abusing their free will to disobey God. Christians also take the suffering experienced and interpret it differently than other worldviews. Christians understand that God is loving and faithful, so He will never apply suffering without purpose. During times one faces suffering, a follower of God,
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- Summer '17
- Dr. Richardson
- Analysis, Christian Worldview, Suffering